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IAC begins hunt for political talent in Lucknow


September 10th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) In keeping with its Aug 2 announcement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi to float a political party, India Against Corruption (IAC) has begun an exercise ... Read more...

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August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed


September 5th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Around 5,000 people died in Syria's civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago, according to opposition activist groups.The ... Read more...

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Somali Olympic sprinter dies at sea


August 21st, 2012 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mogadishu, Aug 21 (IANS) A Somali sprinter, who was member of the Olympic team at the 2008 Beijing Games, died during an attempt to reach the Italian shores on a ... Read more...

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Group of Islamic protestors protest at Olympic Park


August 13th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of Islamic protestors have arrived near the Olympic park ahead of the Sunday closing ceremony. The protestors who are staged at the arrival point for ... Read more...

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UAE calls for end of Myanmar violence


August 12th, 2012 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 11 (IANS/WAM) The UAE has called on the international community to help end the sectarian violence in Myanmar.The UAE is "deeply concerned" about the ethnic violence in ... Read more...

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43 killed in Syria: Report


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has alleged that at least 43 young civilians were tortured and killed by the Syrian military in a school in ... Read more...

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UN launches child rights’ guidelines for business sector


August 1st, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, Unicef Wednesday launched a set of guidelines on child rights for the business sector, which include elimination of child ... Read more...

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UN extends Iraq mission mandate


July 26th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council(UNSC) has extended the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) by one year.UNAMI, a political mission, was established ... Read more...

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Dubai launches health campaign


July 25th, 2012 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 24 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai government has launched a campaign to create awareness on the dangers of passive smoking.The initiative was launched by the Department of Economic Development (DED) ... Read more...

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‘Al Qaeda infiltrating Syria via Iraq’


July 5th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 5 (IANS) Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari Thursday said Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated Syria via Iraq to carry out terror attacks, RIA Novosti reported."We have reliable data ... Read more...

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Mass protests on Hong Kong anniversary


July 1st, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 1 (IANS) Thousands of pro-democracy marchers took to streets in Hong Kong as the former British colony marked 15 years since returning to Chinese rule.The rally takes place ... Read more...

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UNSC calls emergency meet on Syria massacre


May 28th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the massacre in Syria's Houla town that left over 100 people dead, many ... Read more...

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China’s paramilitary faces public resentment


May 23rd, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) China's "chengguan," the para-police agency tasked with enforcing non-criminal urban administrative regulations, is in some ways a threat to public safety, a rights group said Wednesday.This ... Read more...

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Russia seeks return of citizens held in Libya


May 16th, 2012 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS) Russia will continue to try to secure the return of its citizens held in Libya and also continue to insist that the rights are observed, a ... Read more...

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UP tops in ill treatment of prisoners


May 8th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh tops all states in ill- treating and torturing prisoners, Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh informed the Lok Sabha Tuesday.Giving state-wise ... Read more...

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Jaya Jaitley refused visiting rights to meet George Fernandes


April 16th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has refused to grant visiting rights to Jaya Jaitley, close friend and political colleague of former defence minister George Fernandes, ... Read more...

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Tunisian PM’s website hacked


April 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, April 9 (IANS) The official website of the Tunisian prime minister was hacked Monday and thousands of confidential documents were leaked, Xinhua reported.According to the Tunisie Numerique website, the ... Read more...

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Man mistakenly awarded $1.1 bn over sex ban


April 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 5 (IANS) A failed asylum seeker, who sought compensation for being banned from having sex with his girlfriend in prison, was awarded 750 million pounds (about $1.1 billion) ... Read more...

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West Bengal to give stipend to new lawyers


April 2nd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 2 (IANS) In a bid to encourage would-be lawyers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said her government will give a stipend of Rs.1,000 to new ... Read more...

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Afghan women in jail for ‘moral crimes’: Report


March 28th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 28 (IANS) About half of the women in Afghan prisons are being held for moral crimes like adultery or running away from home, says a Human Rights Watch ... Read more...

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Three killed in Syrian car blast


March 19th, 2012 - 2:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 19 (IANS) At least three people were feared to have been killed in Syria's largest city during a car bomb blast Sunday, RIA Novosti reported.According to state news ... Read more...

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Police action arbitrary, Ramdev didn’t cooperate: Supreme Court (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday slammed Delhi Police for acting in an arbitrary manner and using excessive force in disbursing Baba Ramdev and his followers from ... Read more...

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Obama to host Cameron at White House in March


February 4th, 2012 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will host British Prime Minister David Cameron at the White House during an official visit in March, the White House said.The ... Read more...

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UAE, ILO discuss human trafficking


February 2nd, 2012 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 1 (IANS/WAM) Representatives of the UAE and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have discussed ways to boost cooperation to fight human trafficking.Brigadier Ahmed Mohamed Nakhira, director of ... Read more...

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Release Pakistani prisoners who’ve completed sentence: Supreme Court


January 24th, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) In a significant judgement, the Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to immediately release 54 Pakistani nationals who are languishing in Indian jails despite completing ... Read more...

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Mexico saw 49 kidnappings a day in 2011


January 3rd, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 3 (IANS/EFE) An average of 49 kidnappings occurred every day in Mexico in 2011, a report said.The Council for Law and Human Rights said a total of ... Read more...

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We respect Kashmiris’ concerns: Army commander (With image)


December 29th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) The Indian Army respects human rights and fully understands sensitivities of people in Kashmir, a top officer said Thursday.Lieutenant General K.T. Parnaik, General Officer Commanding (GOC) ... Read more...

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EU court allows asylum seekers to stay


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) A European court has banned Britain from deporting asylum seekers from the country, saying it could infringe their human rights.The European Court of Justice has banned ... Read more...

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Social media to drive movement against corruption: Survey


December 11th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Orkut are emerging as an important tool to drive movement against corruption and bring positive change in ... Read more...

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Internet diminished when information deleted: Clinton


December 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The internet is diminished when "ideas are blocked, information deleted, conversations stifled, and people constrained in their choices", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ... Read more...

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Mahasweta terms government ‘fascist’, Mamata fumes


November 21st, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Renowned writer Mahasweta Devi, who had backed Mamata Banerjee against the erstwhile Left Front, Monday termed the West Bengal government "fascist", prompting the chief minister ... Read more...

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Iran to disclose documents on US as ‘terrorism sponsor’


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:01 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tehran will release 100 documents to reveal Washington's role in sponsoring terrorist activities in Iran and the entire Middle East region, Supreme Leader of ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s execution left uneasy feeling about Libya: Zuma


November 2nd, 2011 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Nov 2 (IANS) An "uneasy feeling" about Libya's future exists following the execution of Muammar Gaddafi, said South African President Jacob Zuma here Tuesday."It (the execution) has created ... Read more...

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Commonwealth fails to pass the reforms test


October 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Although it has armed itself with greater powers of preventive diplomacy, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here failed to agree on a bulk of ... Read more...

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4,000 foreign criminals set free in Britain


October 28th, 2011 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Oct 28 (IANS) Thousands of foreign criminals in Britain have been set free from their detention centres simply because there was no prospect of them being deported within "a ... Read more...

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